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January 23, 2020
Howdy Jewelry Fan! We’ve come steamrolling into 2020, and there’s so much great stuff going on, it’s hard to believe it. I began 2019 thinking things were reaching a new level. And they did. And that has only continued and expanded into this New Year. If you're tracking (following) Original Sin Jewelry’s journey on social media—Facebook (@OriginalSinJewelry) & Instagram (@margaret_osj), you may have noticed that I’m settling into a Brick and Mortar Store at La Encantada in Tucson, AZ.
Honestly (and you know I must, in all things be honest), I feel more like an accidental store owner, having grown accustomed to the life of a traveling, exhibiting Contemporary Art Jeweler. I enjoy meeting you in your hometown, Jewelry Fan, where you live, where you find your Joys and Challenges, where you live your best, authentic life, all across this big, beautiful country. However, there’s a longing in me to make my roots deeper, to expand my heart and soul and include my own hometown in my work, my art, my journey. So, having read “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael A. Singer, I’ve embraced this opportunity as precisely the perfect moment to stretch in an unexpected direction.
If you’re ever in the Old Pueblo, please stop by and say “Howdy!”. Currently, we’re on the Upper Level of the La Encantada Plaza between Humble Pie and Barre 3. My amazing store staff works hard to create the best shop windows (really selfie worthy!) in the Plaza and the best shopping environment for Contemporary Art Jewelry in the city. We are Tucson Local. We are Tucson Proud. And we are bringing OSJ’s brand of Authentically Positive Conscientiously Satisfying Jewelry to my Sonoran Desert hometown.
Don’t worry, Jewelry Fan, I’ll still be doing shows and meeting up with you in your hometown. Just maybe not as often (you can find my schedule HERE). If you’ve been holding onto an idea for a Custom OSJ piece of Contemporary Heirloom Art Jewelry, now’s the time to either come by the store, or get in touch online HERE in order to get your project started. We might be a bit too late for Valentine’s Day production wise, but Easter and Mother’s Day are right around the corner and sooner is always better than later. You can also call, text 1-985-377-2035 to set an appointment at the store.
(Whispering—you can also always find my work online at www.originalsinjewelry.com, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Really. Even at 2am in your pajamas or birthday suit. I won’t see, I won’t ask, and I won’t tell.)
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August 19, 2020
July 24, 2020
So cute! Wooden box, all little green bits promising to thrive on neglect and small amounts of water. Surely the perfect plants for me!! Perfect size for my desk! (A desk which is the first grown up desk I’ve ever owned- bought it last fall after stalking it online and in person for nearly a half a year.) Perfect right next to the lamp (Costco buy and it’s twin is in my family room) to the right of my monitor, a bright green, adorable reminder that we are all living and connected.
Except they started dying.
I can promise you, I was giving them ALL the neglect they needed. Stressed about my green experiment and NOT wanting my husband’s over two-decade premonitive admonition to be true, I moved them over to my studio windowsill. Lots of sunshine there!! And I fussed. I may have overwatered them if my niece is right—we had a frantic facetime consultative intervention when I noticed big, bold, juicy leaves on the rug. AHHHHHHHH!!!
July 09, 2020
I planned on writing a great Journal Entry for you concentrating on Design and my “Design Process”, but I’ve been distracted. Forgive me? I’ve been in the house since March (and I’m grateful for the house to be in since March, by the way). And so, when considering my design aesthetic origins, what it is that drives my work, I, of course, settled on the debate: Star Wars vs. Star Trek. (Please know that both aforementioned names are copyrighted by Walt Disney World Studios and Viacom-CBS respectively (as of this writing in July, 2020). I mean no disrespect or infringement, and only mean to discuss the illustrious franchises with the utmost of fan respect.)
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